From Writer / director Wayne Roberts, The Professor is a new comedy / drama about a professor’s new approach to life after he’s diagnosed with a terminal illness.
Johnny Depp, Zoey Deutch, Rosemarie Dewitt and Ron Livingston are among the key cast…
So far I can’t say that I’m especially a big fan of the edit of this rather long trailer – but it is Johnny Depp and I’d like for the finished product to be quite engaging and amusing.
Random thought… Is it just myself who can’t help felling as though the title ‘The Professor’ feels just a tad incomplete? I mean, as wrong as it may be, the word ‘Nutty‘ just keeps popping up as the missing piece. Can’t think why…
Justine Warrington, Danny Huston, Siobhan Fallon Hogan, Paloma Kwiatkowski, Odessa Young, and Michael Kopsa also star.
Directed by Claire Scanlon, in Set It Up Zoey Deutch and Glen Powell play two corporate executive assistants who hatch a plan to match-make their two bosses played by Taye Diggs and Lucy Liu…
This one should hopefully be good for when I’m in the mood for some ‘easy viewing.’ I like Diggs and Liu. The latter especially because I’m forever a massive fan of her character (Ling Woo) in Ally McBeal.
Rebel In The Rye tells the story of celebrated author, J.D. Salinger, the man responsible for one of the most widely loved books ever written, The Catcher In The Rye. Directed by Danny Strong; Nicholas Hoult, Kevin Spacey, Sarah Poulson and Zoey Deutch star…
The Catcher In The Rye happens to be one of my favourite books. I’ve read somewhere that it’s also incredibly difficult if not near impossible to turn into a movie. As such, I guess fans have to settle for a movie about the the films writer and the events that lead to his most famous book.
I’d happily watch this movie right now if I could. Especially since I recall what happens in The Catcher In The Rye, only vaguely at this point.
Before I Fall, the Ry Russo-Young directed drama / mystery about a high school girl (Zoe Deutch) who keeps re-living the last day of her life over and over again was an OK experience. I enjoyed some of the music in the film and Zoe Deutch is a good actress. There are also definitely some useful thinking points in there, especially for those around the age of the protagonist. However, beyond that you may find yourself wishing that the story had more of a certain something else or number of things – and then some. You know, for the whole experience to be more worthwhile. Perhaps I’m just too grown up.
Watch Before I Fall if you’re curious enough. I for one plan to finally sit down and watch Groundhog Day (1993) for the first time; a similar story where a weatherman gets to live the same day over and over again.
I’ve always enjoyed James Franco in comedy roles more so than I do hisdramatic work. I loved the trailer for Why Himwhich was well paced and fun, It also contained a healthy handful of good jokes and well placed expletives.
Fast forward to the movie, it could be argued that there’s an unnecessary level of cuss words, though I’d say not too uncomfortably gratuitous. Some scenes were a tad awkward and could have moved along more quickly, but overall I had a good time.
The soundtrack, Franco’s billionaire filterless character’s charm, Keegan Michael-Key’s fun estate manager and peculiar ‘European’ accent are key highlights.
I also enjoyed the way Megan Mullally’s Barb responds to Franco’s Laird. My favourite of her lines being ‘Quite the outdoorsman.’ Watch it and see why that line is so perfect when it’s delivered – and for the rest of the good jokes. That’s assuming that all those colourful expletives haven’t scared you off, of course.
Richard Linklater, director of Oscar winning film, Boyhood (2014) is back with Everybody Wants Some, a comedy centred around a group of college baseball players set in the 80s…
The makers have referred to the movie as the ‘spiritual sequel to Dazed & Confused (1993)’, a film I haven’t seen but it’s a comedy set in the 7os and follows the adventures of high schools students on the last day of school.
Everybody Wants Some will probably be my first experience of a Linklater comedy. Should be interesting but probably more so for big fans of 80s music because I’m sure the soundtrack is going to be a big deal.
Wyatt Russell, Ryan Guzman, Zoey Deutch, J. Quinton Johnson, Tyler Hoechlin and Blake Jenner star.